"I was involved at all different levels of the campaign atoffices here in Austin and I never got to see him," said EricaPuckett, who was first in line to get a ticket.
Now, with her ticket in hand, Puckett will be able to get upclose and personal with President Obama, who she voted for, duringhis visit to Gregory Gymnasium.
Fellow students sharing in Puckett's excitement, bore the heatand a long line to get the same opportunity.
"We were waiting in immense body heat for three hours you know,"said Sasha Henry, a UT freshman. "How many times are yougoing to get to see the president on your campus? Probably, neveragain in my life."
"It was crazy, people packed, everybody all bunched up,"explained Monica Cannon, a UT nursing student. "But I knowsome people at the back of the line that are fighting tooth andnail to be where I am at right now [with a ticket]."
Tickets were only available on a first come, first serve basisto UT students who brought along a valid student ID Card.
Students were only allowed one ticket a piece.
Junior Jamaal Felix was lucky and landed a ticket.
"I think it will be inspirational [to see Obama speak]," Felixsaid. "It will be a great moment to be alive. A greatexperience, one that I can tell my kids."
Obama will talk education during his time at UT, but somestudents believe Obama will be delivering a bigger message.
"If it were generalized, it would come from the Oval Office orWhite House. He wouldn't be here. I am excited to hear what he hadto say.," Cannon added.
Along with the excitement will come street and building closuresto accommodate thesecret service and other members of the president's securityteam.
Gregory Gym will shut down certain sections to ensure thepresident's protection, forcing the health conscious to be flexibleover the next few days.
"It's a mild inconvenience, but it is not everyday that thepresident comes to UT," said Rahul Jain, who frequents the gym.
These are minor inconveniences many other students are not putoff by, but are rather excited to deal with.
"We got bleacher seats," screamed a female student to the KXANcamera crew.
Those who were lucky enough to get tickets were warned no tolose them because there are no replacements.
The only way to see and hear Obama now is to receive aninvitation.
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